Bennett Expected to Speak With Erdogan, First for Israeli PM Since 2013

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan. (Murat Cetinmuhurdar/PPO/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo)

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett is expected to have a phone conversation with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday following the latter’s involvement in freeing an Israeli couple detained in the country. An Israeli prime minister has not held a conversation publicly with the Turkish President since 2013.

The couple, Mordy and Natalie Oknin, were jailed in Istanbul last Thursday after photographing Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s residence.